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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has more than 20 job announcements, here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Parks Supervisor, Glendoraclick here for details

CPRS Forum Highlight
Public access in community gardens
Carol Scurich asks, "We are evaluating public access in our community gardens. We have received increased complaints from gardeners of theft or vandalism in the gardens. I'm curious if other cities have open gardens or have them locked only for gardeners to use."
Please answer her question here.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 13 End of Summer Social, Aug. 29, 2013
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California Foundation for Parks and Recreation scholarship board
The 2013-2014 scholarship award program is now accepting applications for CPRS members attending college or university and majoring in recreation, parks, and leisure studies. The deadline for all submittals is Oct. 28. Click here to download the application.
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Google will pay for free wireless in San Francisco parks
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco is finally getting free Wi-Fi — at least in 31 city parks. Six years after a deal to blanket the city fell apart, Supervisor Mark Farrell and Google will announce a plan to bring public wireless Internet access, on the technology company's dime, to parks, recreation centers and plazas across San Francisco. The $600,000 gift from Google will cover the costs of the equipment, installation and maintenance of wireless capabilities for two years.
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Blue Jackets make first hockey-themed playground a reality
FOX Sports
Recently, Blue Jackets Forward Mark Letestu joined Jackets Head Coach Todd Richards and approximately 200 other volunteers on the east side of Columbus to build a hockey-themed playground for the Krumm Park community. A $45,000 grant from the Blue Jackets Foundation made the playground possible. The concept was a perfect fit for the Foundation, which includes promoting fitness through healthy play as part of its mission.
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Building a successful website for your parks and rec agency
Athletic Business
As a growing majority people look to their mobile devices to seek information, parks and recreation agencies are becoming more reliant on websites and applications to reach their members. It's no longer a matter of if your agency needs a website (you absolutely do) but how your website stacks up to the competition.
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  California Land Management
We have been providing a cost effective alternative method of providing security and maintenance services in city and county parks for over 30 years. Current and past clients include a wide variety of local, state and Federal agencies, private companies and non profit land trusts. For information call 6500-322-1181 or email MORE

Safe Routes to Play
Safe Routes to Play (SRTP) is a child-centered transportation planning process which helps communities assess the potential to create non-motorized connectivity between neighborhoods and parks, playgrounds, trails, and natural areas for children and their families. Using a process called UMAP, the SRTP process involves children in identifying safe and unsafe places in their community to travel independently, and assesses gaps in the active transportation system. With a focus on incorporating the youth perspective and opportunities for children (and families) to make the choice for active transportation. Safe Routes to Play suggests that children are commuters, and deserve the choice for active transportation.
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We really like the wall art the Town of Windsor created using the messages from the branding campaign.

Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your summer programming — We want photos! Send to Jane H. Adams,

  Got Surfacing? Safe*Resilient* Accessible

Playgrounds are designed to meet age appropriate challenges. Playground safety is paramount and ReadyPlay can be part of your safety program. Installation services available.


How to determine the feasibility of a playground area
Many community leaders at schools, parks departments, child care centers, and other agencies often wonder if they should rally resources for new or improved playground areas. Of course their concern is for students or young people who need a safe and healthy place to play and learn that offers challenges but with risks well under control.
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Aging in place can happen
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the anticipated tide of Baby Boomer retirees will double America's senior population by 2030, Utilizing successful examples, architect and planner Eric C.Y. Fang examines how the suburbs can be adapted to support an aging population.
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Soccer Camps & Seasonal Training Programs
Are you looking for a quality week long soccer camp during spring or summer vacation, and/or an ongoing soccer training program during your spring or fall season? MORE
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    A closer look at why child obesity rates may be falling (USA Today)
How to be more productive and creative at work? Play more (
Physical activity is the closest thing we have to a 'Wonder Drug' (Phit America)

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  • Sept. 9-11, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ventura), click here to register
  • Oct. 23-25, CPRS Aquatic Section California Aquatic Management School, click here to download brochure
  • Nov. 20-23, Academy for Youth Sports Administrators, CPRS members can attend at a reduced rate. This Academy will be held concurrently with NAYS' annual Youth Sports Congress and the Athletic Business Conference and Expo.
  • Dec. 10-12, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (San Clemente), click here to register

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